Worker Dies In Accident At Tonawanda Coke Plant

Authorities say a 60-year-old man was killed while doing routine maintenance on a freight elevator on Wednesday morning.

(Image credit: WBFO News)
(Image credit: WBFO News)

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — An employee of the Tonawanda Coke plant near Buffalo has died in an industrialaccident.

Authorities say a 60-year-old man was killed while doing routine maintenance on a freight elevator at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim's name hasn't been released yet. Tonawanda Coke spokesman A.J. Verel says he'd worked at theplant for more than 10 years and was respected and loved by his co-workers.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Tonawanda Coke supplies foundry coke to the U.S. and Canadian foundry, insulation and sugar beet industries.

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